Whether I’m writing cookbooks or working with magazines or brands, I’m all about happy cooking and delicious food.

My latest cookbook is “Finger Lickin’ Chicken,” a mini e-book of recipes that are simple to make, yet special enough that you’ll relish every finger lickin’ bite. I also wrote “100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love” and “100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love”—both chock-full of delicious, doable recipes that make food and wine pairing fun, friendly, and absolutely unintimidating. Other book projects include co-authoring “The Clean Plates Cookbook” and developing the recipes for “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch,” a New York Times best seller. Click here for more about my books.

My writing, recipes, and photography have been published in magazines including Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Napa Sonoma, Clean Eating, where I’m on the advisory board, and Fine Cooking, where I’m drinks editor.

And I create recipes for brands and commodity boards, too, including the California Milk Advisory Board, California Sweetpotatoes, Sunsweet, Lindsay Olives, and Ninja appliances.

Last but not least, I teach cooking to home chefs around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. My classes are jam-packed with energy, enthusiasm, and immediately-useful information—plus, of course, delicious food. Click here for my schedule of classes and events.

My background includes a dozen years as an advertising copywriter at agencies in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. I launched my food career by opening a small cafe in Sausalito, which I ran for five unforgettable years and where we made—among other things—the world’s best chocolate chip cookies.

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